I would be glad having you by my side for this webinar about how a physic property of great importance for the polymer industry, the glass transition, can be molecularly visualized.
Armand SOLDERA is currently a professor at the Department of chemistry at the Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada), and vice-dean partnerships at the Faculty of science. He received a Ph.D. in Molecular Physical Chemistry for his work on liquid crystals from the Université de Strasbourg in France. He was a postdoctoral fellow, first at the Université Laval in Québec, Canada, working in polymer and liquid crystal science, and at RUG in Groningen, Netherlands working on scattering of polymers. In 1994, he was hired by the French Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA) as a research engineer in the military division, where he began to work on molecular simulations of polymers.
He joined the Université de Sherbrooke in 2002 as an assistant professor in the chemistry department, became associate professor in 2005, full professor in 2009, and department chair from 2010 to 2016. He was adjunct professor at ISMANS (Le Mans, F.) since 1996. He was director of the Quebec Centre for Functional Materials (www.cqmfscience.com), and then director of the CQMF/QCAM (Quebec Center for Advanced Materials) from 2014 to 2018. His research focusses on the study of the intimate link between micro and macroscopic scales in soft matter (polymers, liquid crystals, and organic glasses). To help him in this complex task, he merges simulations and experiments following a multi-scale approach. He co-edited a book “Advanced Materials” (de Gruyter, 2020, ISBN 978-3-11-053773-4).